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MHERV Van to visit

“Saving men’s lives” is the catch cry of the Rotary Men’s Health Education Rural Van ( Mherv) which will be in our local area in the Park, next to the Tourist Information Centre, Manilla St, Manilla

Wednesday 10th August 9.30am – 3.30pm

MHERV is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Warners Bay in collaboration with local Rotary clubs or other community groups. The Rotary Club of Manilla will be hosting MHERV in our area.

With the support of the Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution (RFBI) a Registered Nurse undertakes free basic check-ups for “blokes”. Ladies are also welcome to come in and have a free health check.

The purpose-built MHERV van is staffed by a male Nurse, Bill Power. It offers free of charge health screening services for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Diabetes. The consultation takes about 10 minutes and provides immediate results, helping to improve health outcomes for men. 

Bill has the knack of being able to relax even the most stressed clients.  During the confidential consultation, Bill takes the opportunity to also chat about other health related concerns, including state of mind.  This service is offered in a relaxed, confidential and informal setting under Covid safe Guidelines.

The Nurse submits a daily report to the Program Management team at Rotary Club of Warners Bay from which statistics are gathered. Over the last 4 years the results have averaged approximately 4% who have required urgent attention, around 40% are advised to follow up on something with their GP in the next week and 56% are encouraged to keep up the good work.

Over the past four years the van has seen nearly 11,000 people so it has potentially saved over four hundred people from a severe health event.

So don’t walk past, come in and meet our Registered nurse, Bill for your free health checkinthe park, next to the Tourist Information Centre, Manilla St, Manilla

Wednesday 10th August 9.30am – 3.30pm